Quark Promote – Quark the graphic designer and printer?

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Quark Promote, a new program in North America launched by Quark. This program allows you to search for a  graphic designer or for printers. Basically, they are offering online graphic design and printing services. You know, template-based printing products, such as full-color business cards, letterhead, printed envelopes and more. These products and services are available through their Internet printing portal:

Professional designs, high-quality paper, 4-color, and shipping INCLUDED!
Source: http://quarkpromote.quark.com/

Quark does not appear to be printing themselves, but seems to be working through a wide network of print providers. Also, they offer a service to locate graphic designers, via their “Find a designer or join our graphic designer community” link. This shows that Quark is reaching out to creative professionals in the print workflow.

What is your take on this? Is it a logical move from the makers of QuarkXPress, the popular layout design software? Or is it a step too far into competition with those very graphic design and print users? Please comment below, regarding your view.

FlightCheck can preflight graphic design files for print quality control, before you send the files to your printer.

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Quark Promote – Quark the graphic designer and printer?

Title: Quark Promote – Quark the graphic designer and printer?
Published on: January 11, 2010
David Dilling

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